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Redesign of Introductory Writing Class: Submit writing assignments, writing careers

May 22, 2020

The English Department's Introductory Writing class (WRIT 1010) is being redesigned with the Online Learning Center for Fall 2020. Adjunct faculty member Kate Bloomquist hopes to feature some sample writing assignments and writing prompts from across all academic disciplines, so that students can see the variety of writing they'll be doing at the university level.

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Nicole Miller-Struttmann

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on Shutterbee, Falconer on mental health, Smith on social media

May 14, 2020

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" about how citizens in St. Louis can help catalogue bees in the region through her "Shutterbee" project. ... Jameca Falconer was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK discussing the mental health implications of staying home during the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX 1120 about media literacy and how to tell real COVID-19 stories from fake and conspiracy-fueled ones.

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Revised Education Program with Seven Emphases

May 13, 2020

Webster University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program has undergone some exciting revisions. Beginning in Fall 2020 students will be able to choose from seven different emphases, which were built from some of the academic programs in education. The program allows students to focus on their chosen specialty area and thus a closely related master’s degree is required. Students entering with an Ed.S. degree will have 15 credit hours waived, which is equivalent to the first year of content courses. The program is designed to be a 3-year program.

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Snapshots: School of Education Celebrates Apprentice Teachers

May 08, 2020

On May 6, Stephanie Mahfood and Tracey Brenner celebrated School of Education students who completed their apprentice teaching. These students dealt with a challenge of starting the spring in the classroom, eventually shifting to remote operations. Students were able to drive by on the circle drive in front of Webster Hall to receive care packages, minding proper social distancing.

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CRF Orientation for Those Seeking Initial Status of Tenure, FDL May 12

May 07, 2020

The Committee to Review Faculty (CRF) will hold its annual orientation for faculty seeking initial status of tenure or FDL via WebEx on Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. CRF co-chairs Joe Sencibaugh and Larry Baden will discuss deadlines and process for the coming year. They will distribute information sheets for candidates seeking initial status and for department chairs as well as take questions about the process.

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Albert Sanders Jr. (MAT '04) is teaching on Nine Network.

Alumni in the News: Stokes film, 'One Brick Shy,' Sanders on Nine

April 29, 2020

Webster alumnus Dr. Albert J. Sanders, (MAT '04) is among a dozen local teachers providing two hours of pre-K-4th grade literacy and math instruction on Nine Network during the pandemic. ... Alumnae Jenna McDonald, Abby Dorning and CeCe O’Neill's hit "One Brick Shy" is featured in STL Magazine. ... Cody Stokes '07 was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his film, "The Ghost Who Walks," which hit the top 10 on Netflix.

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Debbie Stiles

Around Webster: Hellinger conspiracy book; Christeson finalist; Stiles at APA

April 24, 2020

Debbie Stiles was selected by the International Psychology Division of APA to serve on the new COVID-19 Task Force, where she will help build a larger collaborative APA task force to address community psychology needs during the pandemic. ... Dan Hellinger's book, "Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theory in the Age of Trump," is now available as an audio book. ... Con Christeson's community collabARTive is a finalist for the Robert E. Gard Award, which honors projects that have integrated the arts into the community in meaningful, measurable ways.

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In the News: Stroble on commencement, Stewart in Wash. Post, Falconer on remote treatment

April 21, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble was interviewed on Pulse about Webster's virtual commencement plans. ... School of Communications adjunct faculty member Christina Stewart, aka "Steenz," was profiled in the Washington Post as one of the few black female cartoonists to have a regular comic strip in a mainstream newspaper. ... Jameca Falconer was quoted in American Psychological Association news about the challenges for psychologists treating patients remotely during the pandemic.

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Webster Student Literacy Corp Continues to Virtually Assist Area Students

April 21, 2020

Under normal circumstances, Webster's Student Literacy Corps tutors travel to their tutoring sites to provide weekly one-on-one and small group sessions for students. As face-to-face classes ceased in response to COVID-19, elementary and secondary schools struggled to retain a connection with their students in a very different format. But Kate Northcott, director of the SLC, has continued to connect tutors with educational sites and assured them that tutors remain available to support their students in any way they could.

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Joe Roberts

In the News: Roberts on small business, Reddy on exercise, Falconer on anxiety

April 20, 2020

Listen to Joe Roberts' interview on St. Louis Public Radio about resources small businesses can access to get through the loss of revenues during the pandemic. ... Dave Reddy was on Fox 2 discussing exercises people should be doing while following stay-home orders. ... Jameca Falconer was quoted in the AARP newsletter and in Mother Jones about reducing fear and anxiety and handling social isolation during these difficult times.

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TESL Program Receives National Recognition from TESOL

April 16, 2020

Webster University’s Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program has received national recognition from Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International (TESOL) through the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) process of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Webster’s TESL program is the first and only program in TESOL to receive national recognition in the state of Missouri.

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Webster's Virtual 101st Commencement Ceremony Scheduled for May 9

April 14, 2020

This year our main commencement ceremony will be delivered virtually on Saturday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. The virtual main commencement ceremony will include all of the pomp and circumstance of our traditional main ceremony. The event will commence with a virtual flag ceremony followed by speeches from University leadership. Vladimir Ivkovic, an expert on the neurological effects of spaceflight and extreme environments on human health and performance, will deliver the commencement address to our graduates.

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Encourage and Celebrate the Class of 2020

April 10, 2020

Although we are living in unprecedented times, Webster University wants to honor our traditions and support our graduates. The 101st Commencement on May 9 will be virtual for the Class of 2020. School-specific ceremonies will be held on the Webster Groves campus on Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of Alumni Homecoming Weekend. Email your message of support by April 15 to Kelly Dopman, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, at kdopman93@webster.edu.

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2020-21 Draft Academic Catalogs Published

April 01, 2020

The 2020-21 draft academic catalogs, which will become effective June 1, are live online. See summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council. Please note that each committee is still reviewing curriculum proposals. Updates to the draft catalogs will be published as proposals are approved.

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JP Palmer

In the News: Palmer, Falconer on toxic people; Olliges, Tashkent student on distance learning

April 01, 2020

J.P. Palmer and Jameca Falconer were part of a half-hour interview on KMOX radio about handling difficult or toxic people in the workplace. ... Ralph Olliges also appeared on KMOX, discussing helping parents and teachers adapt to learning from home. ... MBA student Kanat Abdikarimo was interviewed on "Hello, Uzbekistan" about the steps the government has taken to enable students in the country to continue learning despite the nationwide quarantine.

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